If you love winter, there is no place better than Colorado. They have it all. Whether you love to spend your days on a frozen lake waiting for the fish to bite, or prefer to glide across the snow, cross country skiing through light powder snow, the sun high above your heads, the Rocky Mountains a breathtaking glide away, this is your country. As a cross country skier, you could not have chosen a better place.
Take Your Pick: Groomed Trails or a Ski on the Wild Side
Not everyone enjoys the sport in an identical fashion. At Grand Lake, Colorado, we understand that variety is what makes life and sports interesting. Not too far from town, you can find the “Hidden Gem” talked about by those who love the sport. This is the Grand Lake Nordic Center. Here, you can make your way along 21 miles of groomed Nordic trails. Here, you can also learn how to ski from experienced and highly skilled professionals. If nothing else, you can stop and breathe in the mountain air and be amazed by the remarkable picturesque and powerful views of the Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe National Forest.
Stop and relax in the lodge or browse through what the ski shop has to offer. You can find the latest in cross country skiing garb here or in one of Grand Lake’s local retail shops. You do not have to focus on skiing either to enjoy a trip to Grand Lake. For friends and family who would rather not ski, the town offers many other winter attractions. For those who do not want to venture out into the cold, you are sure to be tempted by the holiday shops along the Old Boardwalk. You are sure to find something that will delight everyone.
Meanwhile, back on the trails, your favorite cross-country skier may have decided to take a walk on the wild side. Skiing is allowed in the Rocky Mountain National Park. You can also step off the cultivated trails to glide along many of the public trails that flow in and around Grand Lake and Grand County.
Cross Country Skiing
Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to find the type of cross country skiing you and your family can enjoy. Learn to create your own adventure when you arrive. Stop in at Grand Lake or go online to the Grand Lake Chamber to find out more about how we can help you enjoy winter in lovely Colorado.
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